The Chartered Insurance Institute Faculties in Underwriting, Claims, Broking, Life & Pensions and Learning & Development will be evolved and relaunched as individual professional Societies as part of a wider engagement strategy.
Last year the CII set out on a new and ambitious change programme – outlined in its Strategic Manifesto - with a renewed focus on public trust and modernisation of the organisation. A key part of the strategy involved building on the CII’s engagement with its members, Government, regulators and the public. With input from members and a renewed commitment by the Executive Team and Board, the CII will commit to progressing the development of Faculties into Societies using the template of the Personal Finance Society and Society of Mortgage Professionals which represent a significant number of the Institutes 125,000 membership.
This will involve greater integration with the CII infrastructure resulting in the current Director of Faculties, Ant Gould leaving the CII in the New Year.
Ant Gould joined the CII in 2011 and has successfully shaped and grown the strategy for the general insurance focused Faculty programme and overseen a progressive rise in faculty membership. A number of key developments during his tenure include the development of an online CPD programme, sector defining future-focused research and the establishment of partnerships with key legal, regulatory and commercial bodies. Ant also spear-headed and launched the CII’s award-winning New Generation Group annual talent programme supporting over 40 future leaders each year.
Keith Richards, CEO of Personal Finance Society & Managing Director of Engagement for the CII, commented:
“We are committed to the evolution of the CII and the role a modern professional body needs to play in the future. We believe the creation of Societies, influenced by members from specialist areas of the insurance profession, will provide more relevant engagement to the development of an inclusive membership programme. I’d like to thank Ant for his many years of service at the CII and the fantastic work he has done to progress the Faculties and particularly the New Generation Group which continues to help shape the future of our profession. We wish him all the best for the future.”